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Spring 2021 Course List: This course list identifies face-to-face classes that will be delivered via Zoom at their scheduled days and times through March 19. All other courses will run as scheduled at their designated days, times, and locations.

Extended hours: Many offices are open 8:00am–6:00pm weekdays through January 22. Offices with extended hours include Student Services, Business Office, Financial Aid, and Admissions.

One Day Workshops

Maximize your professional development with a one-day training class or workshop.

Upcoming Workshops

Use the links below each class to register online. Pre-registration is required to receive access to the webinar.

feb17

Train the Instructor: Conducting a Thorough Needs Assessment

Creating and delivering a great training program starts with conducting a thorough needs assessment. It’s important that you, the person tasked to meet with the client be able to gather all the necessary information. This training session will help you organize your questions so you can understand the situation and audience to ensure your course is the right fit for your participants.

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:00am
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to class. You must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities.
Cost: $89
Facilitator: Karen Reynolds

Register online for Conducting a Thorough Needs Assessment.

Feb24

Train the Instructor: Designing and Developing Training Content

Learn how to organize training content into a logical, meaningful and interactive way that supports the learning. Learn tips and tricks for how to cite your sources and see examples of how to make your visuals appealing as well as how to use PowerPoint to create the best learning atmosphere for your audience.   

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:00am
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to class. You must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities.
Cost: $89
Facilitator: Karen Reynolds

Register online for Designing and Developing Training Content.

mar2

How to Get People to Accept Accountability and Respect Your Work Boundaries

Do you have a hard time saying “no” to people? Do people dump work tasks on you because they know you will get it done, even though it’s not your job? Do you hate asking others if they are done with their part of the project because you don’t want to come across as a nag? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this workshop will help you. By the end of this workshop you will have an arsenal of ways to say “no” to coworkers who shift the monkey to your back. You’ll be equipped to have (re)prioritization discussions with people who are higher up on the ladder when your plate is full. In the end, you will be prepared with the language to articulate your work boundaries and manage your work load so everyone who interacts with you has a clear understanding of expectations.

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:00am
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $99
Facilitator: Lisa Schaefer

Register online for How to Get People to Accept Accountability and Respect Your Work Boundaries.

Mar3

Train the Instructor: Delivering Instruction Online

After creating a solid training presentation, now it’s time to deliver the instruction. Gone are the days of just lecture. Learners expect more. This 90-minute webinar will highlight some of the best techniques and methods for making your online training (webinar) engaging and interactive with your learners and still successfully meet the learning objectives set for the training program. 

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:00am
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to class. You must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities.
Cost: $89
Facilitator: Karen Reynolds

Register online for Delivering Instruction Online.

Mar10

Train the Instructor: Delivering Instruction Face-to-Face

This interactive session will demonstrate a variety of techniques that can be used during face-to-face training. When conducting live, in-person training, you want the training to incorporate all the learning styles (e.g. visual, auditory, or kinesics learners). In addition, your training should be interactive and engaging so learners absorb the content to highlighting key learning points in your training presentation.  

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:30am
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to class. You must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities.
Cost: $89
Facilitator: Karen Reynolds

Register online for Delivering Instruction Face-to-Face.

Mar31

How to Go on and Save Myself: Compassion Fatigue

 Have you been asking yourself lately, “When will this end?” Or “How much strength do I have to go on?” These are difficult times, and we are growing tired. Compassion Fatigue is when we grow physically and mentally exhausted and it leads to us having a diminished ability to emphasize or feel compassion for others. And this doesn’t happen to just healthcare workers. If you are helping others alleviate their stress during this pandemic, like helping your children with online learning, or bringing meals to your elderly parents or neighbors, or talking to more upset customers on the telephone at work, you may be experiencing Compassion Fatigue too. During this training session you will learn how to distinguish the differences between compassion fatigue and burnout and recognize the symptoms of compassion fatigue. Additionally, you will outline a survival plan with boundaries, disciplines and habits that will strengthen your emotional resilience.

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 11:30am–12:30am
Location: Online via Zoom. 
Cost: $69
Facilitator: Kathie Rotz

Register online for How to Go on and Save Myself: Compassion Fatigue.

apr7

How to Shift from a Busy Work Culture to a Productive One

Being busy and being productive are two different things.  You may believe that what you do at work is important, but are you making a difference? Are you adding value to your customers and impacting the organization’s bottom line? Join Joel for this virtual workshop to analyze your work environment, discover how to recognize productive work, and discover how you can be more productive by focusing on the things that matter to your business. 

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time: 10:00–11:30am
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $129
Facilitator: Joel Bennett

Register online for How to Shift from a Busy Work Culture to a Productive One.

May12

Analyzing Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed To Do and Fixing It

Isn't it frustrating when you communicate expectations to an employee and it doesn't meet the deadline or the standards set? What happened? And why does it keep happening? Let's get to the bottom of it! In this class, you will have a methodology to discover the root cause of performance problems by asking the right questions. You will uncover barriers that are obstacles in getting the job done. In addition, you’ll leave with possible solutions to fix it. 

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:30am
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $129
Facilitator: Kathie Rotz

Register online for Analyzing Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed to Do and Fixing It.

aug26

How to Improve Your Focus and Concentration

Do you feel everyone and everything wants and needs your attention? In a constantly-on society, no wonder our attention spans have shrunk and we feel scattered. However, there are tactics and techniques you can implement to improve your focus and concentration. The small price you pay for this workshop will pay off over and over again as you become more productive.

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:00am
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $99
Facilitator: Kathie Rotz

Register online for How to Improve Your Focus and Concentration.

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